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Yakhni Pulao

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A combination of mutton and rice which is famous in Kashmir. Especially great for marriage, parties and Holi also.
  Lamb/Goat meat 1 Pound
  Ginger 1 Inch
  Green chili 4
  Basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic flakes 4
  Coriander seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Black cumin 2 Teaspoon (Shahi Jeera)
  Cinnamon 2 Inch
  Cardamom 6
  Cloves 8
  Yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Hard boiled egg 3 , sliced

1. NOTE: The ingredient lists consists of both the Yakhni and Rice. For the YAKHNI part the ingredients are from Mutton to Water. For the RICE part the ingredients are from Rice to salt.

2. FOR YAKHNI: Wash mutton. Cut into medium pieces.

3. Peel and quart onion. Cut chilies into big slices. Put all the ingredients from onion to salt (before rice) in a muslin bag.

4. In a saucepan, place mutton, the muslin bag, and water and slowly bring to a boil. Simmer gently till the mutton is almost done. Remove bag.

5. FOR RICE: Wash and drain rice. Grind garlic and ginger to a fine paste.

6. Heat the ghee. Fry the onion to rich brown and remove half for garnishing. Add the ground paste and all the dry spices. Fry for 2 or 3 minutes.

7. Add mutton from Yakhni and curd, fry till brown. Add rice, salt and fry for 5 minutes.

8. Add Yakhni (2 cups, use water if less yakhni) to soften rice. When rice is cooked, steam for about 5 minutes. Make sure not to over boil the rice. Keep on sampling the rice from time to time.

9. Garnish with browned onions and sliced eggs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Rice, Egg, Meat
Christmas, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Gourmet, Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Yakhni Pulao Recipe